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Journalism and Media Studies
Prepared by Karilyn Jaap
Materials on these subjects are located on the third floor of the library in the following basic classifications:
Mass Media, General Works P87 – P95
Further information can be found in the Libraries of the USF System online catalog using the above subject headings. For newspaper materials held by Poynter Library, consult the subject guide “Locating Newspaper Articles” in the revolving racks behind the Reference Desk.
Bibliographies and Guides
Journalism: A Guide to the Reference Literature. 3 rd ed. REF PN4731 .C38 2004.
Fifteen topical chapters give annotated citations for basic materials (including Internet sites and databases) pertinent to the subject. Author-title-subject indexes at the back.
Mass Media: A Bibliography with Indexes. REF P90 .M28 2002.
Listings are divided into six areas: general, international, law, culture, politics, and children. Author-title-subject indexes at the back.
Access World News. Libraries of the USF System
Full-text articles are indexed for a group of Florida newspapers: Miami Herald (1982 to date), Orlando Sentinel (1985 to date), Sarasota Herald-Tribune (1996 to date), St. Petersburg Times (1987 to date), and Tampa Tribune (1990 to date).
Alternative Press Index. 1991 to date. Archive: 1969-1990. Libraries of the USF System
Indexes over 250 alternative, radical, and left newspapers and magazines covering cultural, economic, political, and social change. Coverage is international and interdisciplinary and provides differing viewpoints on significant subjects.
Ethnic Newswatch. 1990 to date. Libraries of the USF System
A full-text collection of the newspapers and periodicals of the ethnic, minority, and native press in America.
Facts on File News Digest. 1940 to date. Facts on File (Libraries of the USF System web site Databases).
Universal reference system that gives all the basic facts of U. S. and world news.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe. (Libraries of the USF System web site Databases).
Provides access to full-text general news, business, legal, and medical articles and reports. A wide variety of sources are searched and made available in each topical area. Dates of coverage vary but many go back more than thirty years.
Newspaper Abstracts . 1989 to date. OCLC FirstSearch (Libraries of the USF System web site Databases).
Provides citations and abstracts for more than 25 U.S. and regional newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and USA Today.
ProQuest Newspapers. ProQuest (Libraries of the USF System web site Databases)
Provides full-text access to the Christian Science Monitor (dates vary), Los Angeles Times (1985 to date), New York Times (1999 to date), Historical New York Times (1851-2001), Wall Street Journal (1982 to date), Historical Wall Street Journal (1889-1988), and Washington Post (1987 to date).
Times Digital Archive. 1785-1985. Libraries of the USF System
Online edition of the London Times and its predecessor, the Daily Universal Register (1785-87). The current week’s edition of the London Times is also available separately.
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. 4 vols. REF Z658 .W675 C38 2000.
Signed entries, arranged alphabetically, address the prevention of free expression in its broadest, most universal forms. References follow each. Individuals, countries, and institutions are included with a thematic list by category at the beginning of vol. 1. A detailed subject index is at the back of vol. 4.
Encyclopedia of International Media and Communication. 4 vols. REF P87.5 .E532 2003.
Lengthy chapters, written by a specialist in each topic, describe the current workings and future possibilities of a wired and digitalized world. Each entry includes a glossary and a bibliography. An index is at the back of the last volume.
World Press Encyclopedia 2 vols. REF PN4728 .Q53 2003.
“Comparative, in-depth essays on the press systems of 232 countries and/or territories.” Each entry is signed and follows a standard format for ease of comparison with a concluding bibliography. A series of appendices at the back of the second volume give statistical data, organization and agency lists, and a subject index.
Bowker’s News Media Directory. 3 vols. Annual. REF PN4867 .W67 Index Table L.
Formerly known as Working Press of the Nation, this title lists newspapers, magazines and newsletters, and television and radio. Each volume is geographically arranged with relevant indexes (e.g., newspapers by ADI, radio stations by call letter, magazines and newsletters by topic, etc.).
Florida News Media Directory. Annual. REF P88.8 .D33 Index Table K.
Divided by type: daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, radio and television. Name, call letter, and county indexes at the back.
Project Censored Guide to Independent Media and Activism. REF P88.8 .P764 2003.
A list of alternative publications, both national and regional, that are independent of the corporate media organizations “that dominate U.S. news and information systems.” Alphabetical index at the back.
Cavalcade of Journalists: 1900-2010. REF PN4781 .H27 2002.
Subtitled “Chronicles of an American Century,” this volume gives short biographies of 230 individuals who, in the 20 th century, “contributed to the opinion-making process that underlies our American culture,” followed by 27 of the most notable newspaper comics creators. A lengthy bibliography and index are at the back.
Twentieth-Century Journalists: America’s Opinionmakers. REF PN4781 .H277 2002.
Biographies of 21 individuals who, in the compiler’s opinion, “made a significant journalistic contribution . . . to twentieth-century American thought and opinion.” Entries are arranged chronologically with a list of sources following each. A selected bibliography and a name index are at the back.
Who’s Who in the Media and Communications. Annual. REF PN92.5 .A1 W465. Library has: 1998/99.
Part of the Marquis Who’s Who in America series, this particular volume gives personal and professional biographical facts for over 18,500 media persons who have exhibited a high level of achievement and responsibility within their chosen area. As with all Marquis publications, only those living at the time of publication are profiled.
Many news organizations have codified a series of rules regarding the basics of writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and general format for their particular companies. The style manuals listed below are available at Poynter Library:
Chicago Manual of Style . 15 th ed. READY REF Z253 .U69 2003.
Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law. Rev. ed. REF PN4783 .A83 2002.
New York Times Manual of Style and Usage. Rev. ed. READY REF PN4783 .S57 1999.
UPI Stylebook and Guide to Newswriting. 4 th ed. REF PN4783 .M47 2004.
U.S. News & World Report Stylebook for Writers and Editors. 7 th ed. REF PN4783 .R6 1994.
Art of Editing . 7 th ed. REF PN4778 .B3 2001.
An overview of the editing process, which the authors describe as “a vital part of journalism.” Other types of media besides newspapers are covered. Appendices include a wire service style guide, the Society of Professional Journalists code of ethics, a glossary, and an index.
Best Newspaper Writing. Annual. REF PN4726 .B38. Library has: 1983-2004 (only the latest volume is in Reference).
Compiled by the staff of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, the annual volume celebrates the best in a variety of American newswriting and photojournalism. Bibliography at the back; the table of contents serves as an index.
History of the Mass Media in the United States. REF P92 .U5 H54.
Signed short, topical articles with reference lists at the end. Biographies of major figures included. Topical list of entries at the front and an index at the back.
Penguin Atlas of Media and Information. REF P91 .B35 2001.
Maps, charts, and graphs depict visually the growth and changes in world information patterns. Addresses motion pictures, television, advertising, cell phones and e-mail, as well as newspapers. Demographic tables, a glossary, a list of references, and an index are at the back.
Subediting for Journalists. REF PN4778 .H48 2002.
A handbook and guide to the tasks and responsibilities of the job. A glossary, a bibliography, a style guide, and an index are at the back.
Print Journals Carried by Poynter Library
AJR: American Journalism Review 1993 to date
Advertising Age 1971 to date [latest year only on shelf]
Broadcasting and Cable 1980 to date
Columbia Journalism Review 1962 to date
Critical Studies in Media Communications 2000 to date
Editor and Publisher 1975 to date
Journal of Communication 1971 to date
Journal of Communication Inquiry 2000 to date
Journal of Mass Media Ethics 1985-2002
Journalism 2001 to date
Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 1994 to date
Mass Communication and Society 1998-2004
Media History 1998 to date
Media Studies Journal 1995-2000
News Media and the Law 1979 to date
News Photographer 2001 to date
Quill 1975 to date
Visual Communication Quarterly 2001 to date
World Press Review 1993-2004
Note: There are a large number of journalism and media communications journal titles available online to USF researchers. If the title of the journal needed is known, click on “E-Journals” under Electronic Resources on the Libraries of the USF System home page and, at the next screen, type in the journal name. A list of vendors supplying the journal in full-text format will appear. For general subject searches, it is better to use one of the databases listed on the first two pages of this bibliography.